2015.04.02: day of irony

“I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.” – Jn 13:15

Thank you for the grace
to see the irony
that God put on flesh
to wash our feet
so that we can enter
the sanctuary and worship him.
All he asked of us
to do that for one another.
Yet our stubborn minds
and stone hard hearts
refuse to do even that.
We speak the words
but we don’t do the deeds.
Each of us place self
above the others.
He can wash our feet
but he can’t make us clean.
He can clear the Way for us
but he can’t make us stay on the path.
He can give us a model
but he can’t make us follow.

Father, grant me the courage
to follow His model
with people that love me
with people that i love
with people that i hate
with people that hate me.